Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

The judge stated that this whole civil liberties and separate but equal branches of government thing is rather important

Louisiana federal judge blocks nationwide COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers

A Louisiana U.S. district judge blocked a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers Tuesday, issuing a nationwide injunction in another setback to President Joe Biden’s effort to require wide segments of the population to be vaccinated.

Louisiana Western District U.S. Judge Terry Doughty’s decision follows an identical ruling Monday from Missouri U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp, but Schelp’s decision only covered 10 states.

Doughty ruled on the lawsuit led by Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and joined by 13 other states, but Doughty added a nationwide injunction in his ruling.

In his decision, Doughty wrote the Biden Administration doesn’t have the authority to bypass Congress in issuing such a mandate.

“If the executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the legislative branch to make laws, two of the three powers conferred by our Constitution would be in the same hands,” he wrote. “If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency.

“During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties.”

And rather important to safeguard civil liberties from being overridden by elected politicians and unelected bureaucrats who think they can do whatever the hell they want (while often blowing off the same restrictions they put on the peasants. It’s a rather compelling decision the judge put forth, which could make it difficult to override at higher court levels, where this is expected to go

Doughty, who was nominated to the federal bench by former President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed in 2018, acknowledged the case “will ultimately be decided by a higher court than this one.”

“However, it is important to preserve the status quo in this case,” he wrote. “The liberty interests of the unvaccinated requires nothing less.”

The Vaccine Cult may not like the unvaccinated, but, they have rights. Especially since they keep telling us that vaccines and masks provide personal protection from the Chinese coronavirus. If people don’t want to get the vaccine, that’s on them. Let them deal with the results. This is America, we have the right to make decisions, some which can be bad. Government may not be authoritarian and treat people like servants and/or criminals without having done something wrong, and certainly not without the Legislative Branch passing a law.

Related, Jazz Shaw discusses a union lawsuit claiming federal vaccine mandates violates their 1st Amendment Rights. It’s an interesting argument, but, probably won’t win as argued.

See, the Elites do not have to follow the same rules.

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